The founder of Facebook and Microsoft’s Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will speak at the U.S. National Security Council’s cybersecurity conference on May 12, the organization announced Monday.
The event will be held in Washington, D.C., and will include a panel discussion on “How the U,S.
can build on and advance its cybersecurity capabilities to strengthen our nation’s cybersecurity capabilities and security,” the organization said in a statement.
Zuckerberg will deliver the keynote address at a briefing in which he will speak on the future of technology and cybersecurity.
A second panel will be chaired by Mark Barden, vice president for global cybersecurity and cybersecurity policy at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, according to the statement.
The two panels will focus on cybersecurity as a new technology in national security and defense and the role of the Internet in national intelligence and security, the statement said.
Barden will be joined by other panelists, including former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who has advocated for stronger cybersecurity policies, according the statement from the Office for National Cybersecurity Policy.
Zuckerberg is known for his leadership in tech and philanthropy.
He has pledged to donate $100 million to nonprofit organizations that work to advance the causes he cares about and invest in technology that helps build more secure and inclusive societies.
The cybersecurity conference was initially scheduled for June 3 in Washington but was moved to May 12 to ensure security.